Bay Film Series Announces Winter 2020 Schedule

The Bay Film Series at Bay College celebrates the art of film-making, showing the best in international, documentary, and independent cinema. This year’s roster is filled with award-winning, critically-acclaimed movies. 

It’s Race to the Oscars time! We start on with the award-winning bio-pic Harriet on Thursday, January 23. Actress Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for Best Actress. The movie tells the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman’s life from slavery to becoming one of America’s most enduring heroes.

Our second film, on February 13, coordinates with the 100 Years of Suffrage Celebration, honoring the centennial of women’s right to vote in the US. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes highlights the life and work of biologist Anne Innis Dagg whose solo trip into the wilds of South Africa to study giraffes in the mid-50s was unprecedented for a female scientist.

On February 27, we will be showing the Oscar-nominated film Parasite, this year’s break out international hit.  Nominated in six categories, including Best Picture, Best Foreign Film, and Best Director, this film defies classification.  Says Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, “If the movie is a Rorschach of who you identify as parasite and host, it's a test you're just as likely to fail; a filmgoing experience that refuses to fit into any box, and forces viewers to breathe the dangerous air outside of it too.” This is the Must-See film of the year.

In March, we celebrate film and women’s history with the documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache. Blache created the first narrative short in the Silent Era, becoming the world’s first director. She went on to a varied and illustrious career, helping to create movies and the movie industry. Then, suddenly, devalued and censored by the sexism of her time, she disappears from the record. The film is narrated by Jodie Foster.

The title for April 16 will be announced at a future date.

All Film Series movies are shown in Bay College’s Besse Center Theater at 7 PM in Escanaba.  Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office or can be purchased online. Students with valid ID can get a reduced admission charge of $2. 

For more information about the Bay Film Series and other events at Bay College, visit the Bay College Events website.